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Hey my Buffolo harddrive wont show my files, i can see that there are files, i have used 180 out of 200GB, but when i click on my harddrive icone on my computer it sayd folder is empty.. PLEASE HELP

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There are generally 2 formats for Hard drives, the NTFS for windows and the FAT 32 for MAC. If you previously used windows then mac wont see it and vice versa. You can check this by right clicking and see the properties. If you want Mac to back up as well as using it on windows, you need to partition the Hard disk by going into the Mac Applications folder then select Utilities. If the Hard drive is connected you should see it and can select erase from the menu tab to format the disks according to your needs. This solved my problems and I hope this helps.

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Where to find free online manual for Presario SR1710NX, product # EL426AA


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HP Support > Compaq Presario SR1700 series of Desktop PC's > Manuals page,

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/DocumentIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodClassId=-1&contentType=SupportManual&docIndexId=64255&prodTypeId=12454&prodSeriesId=1814722

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(29 Mar 2005)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click on the file name (Upgrading and Servicing Guide), it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

Scroll your mouse cursor to the bottom/middle. The ghosted out navigation guide will appear. Go to the far right in the guide, and click on the Adobe PDF icon.
(When your mouse cursor is on it, - Show Adobe Reader Tool Bar - appears briefly)

At the top is the Zoom Out icon, ( - ), and the Zoom In icon ( + )
The Zoom Out icon increases the view size if you click on it.
The Zoom Out icon decreases the view size.

The PDF file page number box is at the top, to the right of the Down Arrow.

A) Pages 5 and 6 - Opening the Computer Case
B) Pages 8, 9, 10, and 11 - Replacing a Drive

I can't pull up info I need to show you, with using an SR1700NX.
I'm going to use the SR1720NX instead,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?product=1815875&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&lang=en&cc=us

Click on - How to - in the list.
(No thanks on feedback)
Click on - Replacing / Adding hardware

Click on - Replacing the Hard Drive
When finished go back, and click on - Upgrading Memory (RAM)
Click on - View a video about installing additional memory

Plus videos on installing an IDE harddrive, SATA harddrive, and ram memory,

1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4inX3nC6M1E

2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtEcwRqzeVo&feature=relmfu

3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCgFYNLzn18&feature=relmfu

4) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmTyu8jAfDg&feature=relmfu



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My laptop is running slow and i can not change my home page to centurylink, need a tune up!


Hi ,
1st- lets get the computer running faster , click on the start button and on your right side you'll see my computer , ,double click on the icon , this will bring up a screen showing your harddrive and dvd/cdrom ......right click on your harddrive ( C:\ ) scoll down the menu to clean disk . this will clean your harddrive .....then another menu will pop up showing you all the files you can delete , go throgh them to make sure you dont need the files ..........click on clean up and this is the 1st step ,
2nd - you can run disk defrag , this will also help yor system .........
OK , now for the centurylink , go into the control panel and click on internet options , this will bring up your service provider , make sure you have centurylink.com as the home page ..........
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Was using my 1TB and then all memory (pictures) dissapeared. Still shows memory used/available, just all the files are gone.


Those files are hidden folders.
For that connect it to computer then open my computer go to tools menu->folder option.
then click view tab enable "show hidden files and folders" and disable check box of "hide system files" then apply then you can see your files as hidden folder.
then open it then copy all files to local drive also scan computer and harddrive with updated antivirus because it (harddrive) is infected of virus.
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